UK-Aus citizen but (soon to be) Aus med graduate wants to return to UK - help!

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    Hi guys,

    I was hoping somebody could help me with this - I've tried scouring the NHS websites with little success.

    I'm UK (England) born and still hold UK citizenship, but I moved to Australia just before high-school. I did my undergrad here, along with my graduate medical degree (MBBS at University of Queensland - graduating in 2017).

    I'd very much like to return to the UK for internship and beyond. I was wondering what the pathway is for an Australian-trained UK citizen to do that? All I can really find is info on IMG-trained non UK citizens.

    Thanks to anybody who can point me in the right direction
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    (Original post by Lucrezia90)
    Hi guys,

    I was hoping somebody could help me with this - I've tried scouring the NHS websites with little success.

    I'm UK (England) born and still hold UK citizenship, but I moved to Australia just before high-school. I did my undergrad here, along with my graduate medical degree (MBBS at University of Queensland - graduating in 2017).

    I'd very much like to return to the UK for internship and beyond. I was wondering what the pathway is for an Australian-trained UK citizen to do that? All I can really find is info on IMG-trained non UK citizens.

    Thanks to anybody who can point me in the right direction
    You would have to sit the plab and then by virtue of your uk citizenship should be able to compete for jobs on an even footing.
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    You would have to sit the plab and then by virtue of your uk citizenship should be able to compete for jobs on an even footing.
    Thank-you very much for your response!

    I was wondering are all medical internships in the UK the same general internship and then you apply for specialist training later on? Or is it similar to the US system where you start a residency in general surgery, or obstetrics etc straight off the bat?
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    (Original post by Lucrezia90)
    Thank-you very much for your response!

    I was wondering are all medical internships in the UK the same general internship and then you apply for specialist training later on? Or is it similar to the US system where you start a residency in general surgery, or obstetrics etc straight off the bat?
    The former. You (in Oz) would have a 12 month internship after graduation, after which you're granted full registration. The equivalent in the UK is the first year of the foundation programme (F1). After F1, all doctors gain full registration with the General Medical Council (our equivalent to yours) and then go through to F2. The foundation programme is a two year programme (hence F1 and F2) of general medicine and general surgery. Each year is made up of three rotations (i.e. the whole programme is 6 rotations) - at least one rotation per year is medicine, and at least one rotation per year is surgical. It is increasingly required that one rotation you have to do 'in the community' - so either psychiatry, GP, sexual health, etc.

    After F1 and F2, doctors broadly decide on what specialty area they want to go into - the big decision usually is either medicine or surgery (so that's what I'll talk about - separate for GP, obs and gynae, some other specialties). Once you decide medicine or surgery, you ever into a 2 year 'core training programme' (core medical training and core surgical training, respectively). This is broadly similar to your RMO. After these two core training years, you then apply to your specialty of choice (a medical specialty if you chose core medical training, etc.) and from this point the system is broadly similar to Oz.
 
 
 
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